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Brexit camp seizes on near record migration figures

London - Campaigners wanting Britain to leave the European Union warned on Thursday that immigration had "spun out of control", as the new mayor of London launched his campaign for the country to stay in the bloc.

Polls give UK 'Remain' camp boost, three weeks before EU vote

London - A series of recent polls suggest a widening lead for supporters of Britain's continued European Union membership, handing "Remain" campaigners a psychological boost three weeks before the country votes in a crucial in-out referendum.

Assange arrest warrant upheld by Stockholm court

Stockholm - A Stockholm district court on Wednesday maintained a European arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, rejecting his lawyers' request to have it lifted.

UK anti-fracking groups to fight on after landmark decision

London - Campaigners in Britain said Tuesday they would take their fight against fracking national after the first scheme since 2011 was given the green light.

Maldives ex-president says granted UK refugee status

London - Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed said he has been granted refugee status in Britain, after being toppled from power and jailed in a "slide towards authoritarianism" that has forced him into exile.

All-night trains finally come to London's Underground

London - All-night services on London's Underground trains will be launched for the first time in August, the city's new mayor said Monday, despite union protests against the move.

Cameron 'very happy' to meet Trump

London - Prime Minister David Cameron, who who has hit out at Donald Trump's stance on Muslim immigration, said Sunday he would be "very happy" to meet the White House hopeful if he visited Britain.

Plain cigarette packs become law in UK, France

London - The days of branded cigarette packets in Britain and France are over as new plain packaging laws came into effect on Friday, hailed by campaigners despite resistance from tobacco firms.

Brexit Britain would be treated as an outsider: Juncker

Paris - If Britain quits the European Union it will have to get used to being considered an outsider, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker told Le Monde newspaper in comments published Friday.

Brexit could trigger Scottish independence in 2 years: Salmond

London - If Britain votes to leave the European Union in a referendum next month it could trigger a second ballot on Scottish independence within two years, senior Scottish separatist Alex Salmond told AFP.

British stars from Cumberbatch to Knightley back staying in EU

London - British stars including Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Patrick Stewart urged voters to back staying in the European Union in a joint letter on Friday.

Secrets of early Shakespeare theatre dug up in London

London - British archaeologists raised the curtain Thursday on a 16th century theatre which staged William Shakespeare plays like "Romeo and Juliet" and where the bard himself acted in "London's first theatreland".

Intruder arrested in grounds of Buckingham Palace: Police

London - British police said Thursday they had arrested a man who climbed the perimeter wall and entered the grounds of Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Queen Elizabeth II.

Brexit leader Johnson wins 'insulting Erdogan poetry prize'

London - Leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson has won a British prize that called for rude poems about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in solidarity with a German comedian facing prosecution for doing the same.

Deep changes urged to avoid mass deaths from superbugs

London - Ten million people could die every year from 2050 onwards unless sweeping global changes are agreed to tackle increasing resistance to antibiotics, which can turn common ailments into killers, a report warned Thursday.

UK government unveils new agenda shadowed by bitter EU debate

London - Prime Minister David Cameron's government looked forward to life after Britain's EU referendum by unveiling on Wednesday a new legislative programme in a speech read out by Queen Elizabeth II in parliament.

Regulator condemns The Sun's 'Queen Backs Brexit' claim

London - Britain's press regulator ruled Wednesday that The Sun newspaper was "misleading" in suggesting that Queen Elizabeth II backs leaving the EU in next month's referendum -- but the tabloid stood by the story.

Boris Johnson crossed the line with Hitler reference: EU's Tusk

Copenhagen - European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday criticised the former conservative mayor of London Boris Johnson for having "crossed boundaries" by saying the European Union was behaving like Adolf Hitler.

Gordon Brown launches education fund for child refugees

New York - Britain's former prime minister Gordon Brown on Monday launched a new global fund to help 30 million refugee children stay in school.The "Education Cannot Wait Fund" will seek to raise $3.

'Leave Hitler out of it': UK's EU vote debate turns shrill

London - Former London mayor Boris Johnson's comparing the EU to Adolf Hitler highlights how Britain's in/out referendum campaign is growing increasingly bitter, with six weeks to go and polls suggesting a dead heat, experts said Monday.

Trump warns of bad relationship with Cameron

London - Donald Trump warned Monday he may end up having a bad relationship with British Prime Minister David Cameron, who branded the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's proposal to stop Muslim immigration to the US "stupid".

Rapper Azealia Banks apologizes for racist rant on Zayn

New York - Rapper Azealia Banks has apologized for a stream of racist and Islamophobic invective against former One Direction heartthrob Zayn Malik that led Twitter to suspend her.

Trump says UK not at back of queue for trade deal if it quits EU

London - Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has said Britain would not be at the back of the queue for a trade deal with the US if it voted to leave the European Union.

London priest wanted for child abuse arrested in Kosovo

Pristina - Kosovo police have arrested a Catholic priest accused of child sex offences in Britain and his extradition is being processed, a senior police official said Sunday.

EU 'acting like Hitler', says UK's Boris Johnson

London - Former London mayor Boris Johnson claimed the European Union was behaving like Hitler by trying to create a superstate in an interview out Sunday which unleashed a wave of criticism.

Britain's opposing camps intensify EU referendum campaigns

London - Campaigning for Britain's tight referendum on leaving the European Union stepped up Saturday as Prime Minister David Cameron hammered home the economic impact of Brexit.

Peru expels British woman convicted of drug trafficking

- Authorities in Peru said they will expel a British woman in prison since 2013 after being convicted of trafficking cocaine. A court in Lima approved the expulsion of Briton Melissa Reid, granting a petition for her release filed by her attorneys.

EU naval mission 'failing' on Libyan people smuggling: UK

London - The European Union's maritime mission to combat people trafficking off the Libyan coast is "failing" and has only succeeded in forcing smugglers to change their tactics, a British parliamentary report said Friday.

UK high heels at work petition hits parliament

London - A British petition against forcing women to wear high heels at work topped more than 100,000 signatories on Thursday, meaning it will be considered for debate in parliament.

Loach comes out of 'retirement' with new Cannes film

London - Left-wing British director Ken Loach -- who turns 80 this year -- said he was retiring two years ago just before showing his last movie "Jimmy's Hall" at the Cannes film festival.
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